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Melanie Fiona Talks Her Music, Success, Men, and More with The Breakfast Club

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Power 105's The Breakfast Club played host to Toronto native Melanie Fiona for their latest interview. Melanie spoke with the Breakfast Club about being an artist from Canada and finding success in the U.S. She also discusses why her songs are about being hurt by men and not having to use sex to sell records. Watch the interview below:

Ashanti on "Access Hollywood Live" discusses her career and new single.

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After a fallout with her former label Murder Inc., the R&B princess picked up the pieces and launched her own label, Written Entertainment. In an interview with “Access Hollywood Live,” the 31-year-old entertainer spoke about moving past the darker days and taking her career into her own hands.
“The label I was with kinda fell under an indictment and that actually put a hold on everything,” explained Ashanti, who will release her first album since 2008’s The Declaration this year. “It was like a black cloud that I had to kinda come out of and we had to do a lot of damage control. I felt that I wanted to distance myself from that.
“I did Broadway, I did some films, I did John Tucker Must Die, I did Resident Evil. I just had to regroup and say we’re gonna have a fresh start and I’m gonna try to put my business hat on and try to look for a different angle to approach the music. The industry was changing dramatically in those past three years.”
The businesswoman learned some va…

Really? CNN Founder Ted Turner, Allegedly Marlo Hampton’s Of “RHOA” Sugar Daddy!

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For the longest time we have wondered how Marlo Hampton, of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” lives the lavish lifestyle she portrays. Until last week, we had no clue as to where her funds came from. That was, until…cast-mate, Sheree, made a startling claim that Marlo sleeps with an 80-year-old white man to get money!
According to a source:
“Ted Turner was Marlo’s sugar daddy. My understanding is that Marlo is one of the reasons why Jane Fonda divorced Ted Turner.
Ted Turner is the “sponsor” who financed the The Red Carpet Boutique Marlo had at the Perimeter mall in ATL. Marlo knows how to get money, she’s a true hustler.”

Hmm...T.I.'s Wife Tiny Announces Pregnancy In Reality Show

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T.I. and his wife Tiny may be welcoming a new baby to the family soon, if last night's episode of T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle is anything to go by.
In a preview of next week's episode, the pint-sized singer can be seen visiting a doctor's office where he tells her she is pregnant. Another clip from the new episode then shows Tiny sitting down to have dinner with T.I., where she tells him that she is expecting their fifth baby together.
According to TattleTailzz.com, Tip looked quite shocked and as though he was about to cry.
The couple have apparently discussed having more children in the future, but viewers will have to tune in next week to find out the outcome of Tiny's reveal.

Sounds like BETOnline.com is calling you a bluff Birdman

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Birdman, the hip-hop artist that often claims to have bets ranging from $1-$5 million on events like an NBA game or the Super Bowl, often boasts about such betting exploits but rarely has proof that the bets were ever taken. Speculation suggests that he is simply employing exaggeration and excessive hyperbole to promote himself and his company, Cash Money Records.
However, on Friday, January 27th, 2012, BetOnline.com released a response, initially via Twitter, stating that “BetOnline.com is prepared to take the $5 million dollar wager effective immediately!”
BetOnline.com is one of the few online sportsbooks to be legally licensed and regulated in the banking capital of Panama City, Panama. With a reputation for taking, and paying off winners of, very large wagers the acceptance of the $5 million dollar wager should not be a surprise to Birdman.
“If Birdman is prepared to put his money where his mouth is, we are prepared to accept his $5 million wager on either the point s…

Romeo Miller Cast As Lead In Tyler Perry Movie

Urban Daily

Just when you thought the streets were safe, Tyler Perry decided to write another Madea movie. This time Perry cast Romeo Miller as the lead in Madea’s Witness Protection. Miller confirmed the news on his Twitter page: “Got offered the lead n Tyler Perry’s next movie. This should be fun ha…”
Romeo joins the cast that features Eugene Levy, Denise Richards, and Tyler Perry. Shooting starts next week in Atlanta.

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Jennifer Hudson Bares Her Slim Stomach For A Quick Snap [PHOTO]

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Jennifer Hudson has been the pioneer for all of these celebrities who are signing on to these companies to be the faces of their weight loss programs. But J Hud was the one to pave the way, and she’s still got her sights on living a healthy lifestyle.
It’s been a while since she lost about 90 pounds, and she’s still continuing to tighten things up. So much so, that she took to her Twitter to share a photo of her exposed abs while sitting pretty in a make up chair.
She’s of course falling under scrutiny of those who feel the need to tweet her about eating disorders and in some way don’t believe that results can be achieved with her new healthy way of eating and living.
From Aspen to Florida, Jennifer is keeping things moving through all of the crazy daily life changes she faces. Including the fact that the trial is about to start to avenge her family’s murders- things have got to be feeling hectic on the inside. At least she’s got some sanity in her physical sanctuary.

Behind the Scenes: Teyana Taylor Channels Inner MJ in “Make Your Move” Video Shoot

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Teyana Taylor is making her independent debut with her new single “Make Your Move” featuring DC rapper Wale. She recently made her way to New York’s Cotton Club in Harlem to shoot the video for the retro-sounding track as she channeled her inner Michael Jackson with some of the dance moves and wardrobe choices she made in select scenes. The song is off of her forthcoming EP, due out on February 29th.




Behind The Scenes of Make Your Move from CLCTVE™ on Vimeo.

T.O. ,Mo and ,Kita are no longer friends anymore...

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Terrell Owens stopped by "WENDY" today to talk about his money woes, meeting his 5-yr-old son and why he's not friends with Mo and Kita. Watch Wendy dish on their interview inside and find out about JR Smith's sister fighting in China during a basketball game.

Terrrell Owens chatted with Wendy Williams today where they talked in-depth about the GQ interview he gave detailing his money problems, issues with baby mommas and distrust of Mo and Kita.

Wendy discussed the GQ article at length asking him about his money woes (he had tons of bad investments), why he doesn't trust anyone (a friend stole $300K + Mo and Kita pitched a TV behind his back), his 4 baby mamas (he said he loves his kids but really didn't know any of the women) and why he is lonely (the grandmother who raised him passed away recently).

He also shared that he is now a part of an indoor football league and hopes to return to the NFL one day.

After the show, Wendy sat down and…

Hot or NOT: Video: David Guetta f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘Turn Me On’

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It’s alive! From the mind of David Guetta comes the video for “Turn Me On,” his hit collaboration with Nicki Minaj off his albumNothing But the Beat. The French DJ plays a mad scientist, bringing to life his finest creation in the lab. But once the rest of his bald-headed prototypes get a peek at the voluptuous vixen, their envy turns into anger and they hunt down their creator, tearing off his clothes to reveal a body of metal. The pink-haired Barb makes her way through the dark village before riding off on a horse as the mannequinschase her down.

Drake Says He Won't Respond To Common Diss, Is Recording New Music

In my opinion, Common won the rap beef .......

HiphopDXCommon recently said that he is ready to move on from the beef with Drake, to which Drizzy has finally broken his silence. On the set of the video for “The Motto” with The WeekndNah Right’s Nation spoke with the Young Money rapper who said he wouldn’t record another diss track towards Com and said that he used the beef to promote his latest album, The Dreamer, The Believer.“No. Because despite how it’s been worded by him that situation is not a ‘hip hop moment’ or a ‘battle for the sake of musical integrity’…it’s a ploy for attention around the release of an album,” he said. “More than anything it was just disappointing cause what kid isn’t a fan of what Common has done for our genre. A guy who made such an incredible career for himself based off expressing genuine feelings about life and love is now targeting me for sharing my story.”Additionally, Drake said that he plans to tour through 2012 and has already begun recording new …

Hot or Not: Video: Busta Rhymes f/ Chris Brown – ‘Why Stop Now’

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Chris Brown topped the charts with Busta Rhymes on the Grammy-nominated “Look at Me Now.” Now Breezy returns the favor, guesting on Bussa Buss’ new single “Why Stop Now.” The CashMoney signee performs lyrical acrobatics, while Breezy shows off his Matrix moves in the off-the-wall video, directed by Hype Williams.

Hmmm.. "One Man Distribution Center"

BlindGossipThis singer’s sexuality has been questioned over and over again, but he does have a steady girlfriend with whom he attends awards shows. While he was out on tour, he had a fling with a fan. She soon discovered that he had given her h*rpes. She decided to sue him, and in the course of preparing her suit, wound up contacting his girlfriend. The girlfriend, who was surprisingly nonchalant about the whole thing, simply remarked, “Well, you’re certainly not the first one. We’ve been dealing with this situation for a long time.” It turns out that this singer is a one-man h*rpes distribution center.

Well Damn...Flavor Flav's Daughter The Mug Shot

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TMZ has obtained Flavor Flav's daughter's mug shot ... taken moments after the 19-year-old was arrested for battery stemming from an altercation at the rapper's Las Vegas home.

As we first reported, cops arrested Dazayna Drayton early Sunday morning following a family spat.

Sources tell TMZ ... Flav tried to break it up and got hit by his daughter for his troubles. It's unclear whether it was on purpose or by accident.

Law enforcement tells us ... Drayton has since been released from custody.

Here We go Again........

A certain website has been ripping off my stories left and right. I was not going to say anything but this is getting old.  Give credit where credit is due. I think this is lazy journalism at it's finest. The individual knows who she is  with  her "cult" followers need to wake up and stop cosigning to everything she does. I'm a nice person, but I will be damn if I sit here and continue to let this happen. *Warning if this continues to happen I will put you on blast*...........

Reality shows: "Basketball Wives" Season 4 and "Mistress of Atlanta"

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VH1 is gearing up for the premiere of Season 4 of their hit "BBW" and we have promo pics of the new and returning cast members inside....

VH1 promises that Season 4 of "BBW" will bring lots of drama. We're sure. In addition to the breakdown in Evelyn and Jennifer's friendship, fans will also meet Kenya Bell and Kesha Nichols .

Though storylines are still being kept under wraps, we know Kesha will reveal deets about her failed engagement while Tami and Shaunie will focus on new business ventures. And both Royce and Suzie will spend this season taking on new challenges in their lives (and also try to avoid Evelyn's wrath!).

Check out the new promo pics here:



Tami Roman



Suzie Ketcham



Shaunie O'Neal



Royce Reed


Kesha Nichols



Kenya Bell



Jennifer Williams



Evelyn Lozada




In other news "Mistress of Atlanta" .......



We were hoping this wasn't really happening...but it is. A cast of approximately 5 people is now shooting a brand new reality …

Gabrielle Union Covers Ocean Drive Magazine, Speaks About Her Career, Starting A Family, And Her Life With D-Wade

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Gabrielle Unionis on the cover of Ocean Drive magazine where she discusses an assortment of topics such as living with her boo Dwyane Wade to starting a family..
On keeping her house in California:
“[It has been] great because I have my own career and life elsewhere, I have a home I paid for with my own money, and I need to be able to nurture that as well.”
On life with Dwyane Wade in Miami:
“D and I have a life together, too. I love my life in Miami, I can’t imagine functioning without both, I love the design district, I love Midtown, I love what’s happening downtown now. I can be at People’s Bar-B-Que or Sustain or Prime One Twelve, and I’m comfortable. It’s rare for me to feel that level of freedom. Miami represents joy for me.”
On her career:
“I’ve been lucky; for the past year, I haven’t really auditioned for anything; the parts I got were straight-up offers. I’m not so grand that I wouldn’t audition. In fact, I wish I could audition more. There are a lot of people who won’t give…

Keisha Knight Pulliam Maybe Joining “RHOA”

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Now that “RHOA” cast members Kandi Burruss and Kim Zolciak are getting their own shows and won’t be returning next season, Bravo has filled one of those spots with none other than Keisha Knight Pulliam.
Keisha,who played Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show, resides in Atlanta and is currently starring on the hit TV series House Of Payne.
The network is looking for a “white socialite” to replace Kim.

Bow Wow Reportedly Owes Back Taxes From 2006, 2008 & 2010

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Bow Wow's tax troubles continue.In November, it was reported that Bow Wow owed over $90,000 in unpaid taxes from 2006.
Now, TMZ reports, it appears as though Bow Wow is in more trouble with the IRS than originally thought.
A new tax lien was filed on January 9 in Georgia, saying Bow Wow owes $15,279.62 for unpaid taxes from 2008 and another $19,700.91 from 2010.
In sum, Bow Wow owes $126,086.14.

#TeamBreezy fans will not be too happy: GQ's Worst Dressed Man

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Chris Brown needs to "invest in tailoring" according to GQ (UK). Revealing its best dressed men of 2012 issue Monday, GQ says the "Turn Up The Music" singer is the worst dressed!

While GQ is a distinguished publication, they really ripped Brown to pieces this time out, telling 'Team Breezy' look away now...

"For someone who seems to have so much disposable income - he boasts on one track about spending "15 grand on a phone" and charged over $500 for meet-and-greets on his last tour - Brown seems utterly adverse to investing in tailoring, combining the worst excesses of XXL sizing with a penchant for deeply unflattering costumes," reports GQ. "Sorry "Team Breezy", but you may have to look away now..."

Ouch. Maybe it was those pants from the BET Awards 11'?

In related news, Chris Brown appears to be locked in for a performance at this year's Grammy Awards. According to several sources, inclu…

Maybe there is hope for Ciara: Ciara Hits Studio With Hitmakers

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After a difficult few years, R&B star Ciara seems poised to make one of Urban music’s biggest comebacks.With the ink still wet on her new deal with Epic Records, the 26 year old and label head LA Reid are wasting no time piecing together her 5th studio album.And by the sounds of she’s working with, the ‘Promise’ singer looks set to serve up a double dose of retro and fresh.Details after the jump…As earlier reported, producers Hit Boy and Soundz have been cooking up material for the project.Yet, the ever-trusty Twitter has now revealed that Bangladesh, and the trio behind LMFAO‘s ‘Party Rock Anthem’ have joined the production roster for the as yet untitled LP.Renown for his hard, gritty, Hip-Hop beats, Bangladesh confirmed his involvement, writing over the weekend:
what u know about 2 sessions at once? I know @ciara and @nicolescherzy can tell u about #FULLTIMEGRINDWhile ‘Anthem’s producers Goon Rock, Josh Stephens, and Dre Koon, announced:
Amazing meeting with @Ciar…

Cory Gunz Apologizes To Fans For Arrest

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After returning home from jail Cory Tweeted to his fans that he we was sorry for letting them down.

Amber Rose Cops A New FACE TATTOO

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Amber Rose was spotted boo'd up with her man Wiz Khalifa outside her party at Cameo nightclub on South Beach Saturday night. But it wasn't the ass grabbing that caught folks attention....it was her new face tatt!


Someone was inspired by Mike Tyson's face tatt, because Amber copped one just like it. Not sure if it's permanent (doubt it and hope not), but seems like she was going for a catchy look for her big Cameo party this weekend.

Flavor Flav's Daughter Arrested family spat turned violent

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Cops were called to the Las Vegas home of Flavor Flav early this morning after a family spat turned violent -- and when cops sorted it out, one of his daughters was arrested.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Flav's 19-year-old daughter Dazayna got into an argument with one his step-sons, which eventually became physical.

We're told Flav tried to break it up and got hit by his daughter for his troubles. It's unclear whether it was on purpose or by accident.

Our sources say someone in the house called the cops. When police arrived, we're told they interviewed everyone and found evidence of domestic violence. Dazayna was eventually taken in for misdemeanor battery.

Dazayna is still in custody and will go before a judge tomorrow morning.

Young Money's Cory Gunz Arrested With A Loaded Gun

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Veteran Bronx MC Peter Gunz confirmed to MTV News early Sunday (January 29) that his son, rapper Cory Gunz, was arrested for gun possession in the Bronx, New York, on Saturday afternoon.
"The details are still sketchy, but I can confirm that he was arrested with a firearm yesterday in the Bronx," Gunz told MTV News. "They caught him around 2p.m. in the afternoon with a loaded gun in his knapsack.
"It was definitely an illegal search," Peter added.
Gunz was unable to disclose full details on the incident just yet, but he explained the events leading up to his son's arrest. "I spoke to the arresting officer, and so far, what I'm hearing from him is that they got a phone call at the station saying they should 'look out,' " Gunz said. "According to [the officer], they didn't know he was Cory Gunz. They just saw a bunch of kids following him around.
"What I will say is that the officer that arrested Cory, actually happene…

Jim Jones Remakes Rihanna’s ‘Cockiness’

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If you thought Rihanna’s “Cockiness (Love It)” was scandalous, wait until you hear Jim Jones’ remix. Capo flips the pop star’s naughty Talk That Talk track for the fellas on “CockNSpit,” explicitly describing his sexual desires.
“I love it, I love it, I love it when you suck it,” he rhymes over the Bangladesh-produced beat, which features vocals from R&B singer Pure.

Well I hope so... Tamar Braxton's trying to change

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Tamar Braxton knows she can come off a little harsh sometimes, and she's trying to change that.
Tamar admits that it might be a good idea for her to tone it down, and be a little nicer when working with her sisters...or anyone else for that matter.
"Sometimes, just like I said, I'm not perfect. I'm a work in progress," she told Bossip.com. "I'm working on my delivery, but my standards are still the same."
As fans of "Braxton Family Values" have seen, whenever the sisters gather to craft a performance, the real show starts waaay before they ever even hit the stage. There are arguments and hurt feelings, and practice is never really complete until Tamar has stormed out at least once.
The fights usually start when Tamar tries to take control of rehearsal, much to the frustration of her sisters, but the youngest Braxton insists that she's not doing it to be a brat. She just wants her sisters to step up their game.
"I…

Will Smith And Jada Pinkett-Smith Spotted TOGETHER In Philly

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Despite rumors of a split, Will Smith and his wife Jada were seen in Philly over the weekend at the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Bobcats game. Their son Jaden was in the building as well.

Ronald "Slim" Williams & Bryan "Baby" Williams Implicated In Sexual Assault Suit

HiphopDX

A College Park, Georgia woman is holding Cash Money Records accountable for an incident that took place last year.Cash Money founders and co-CEOs Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Baby” Williams appeared in court earlier this week in connection with a violent sexual assault that took place at a studio bathroom.
Accuser Nicole Westmoreland says that the label is responsible for the events that transpired last year. The College Park, Georgia woman says that she was invited to a studio for a meeting, but was sexually assaulted by Cash Money associate Alfred Cleveland, who is already serving time for the attack.
The Hip Hop moguls allegedly offered her $100,000 to remain silent on the incident, but she refused, claiming that they then threatened to kill her if she didn’t comply.
Westmoreland says that she has had to seek treatment at a mental hospital after experiencing suicidal thoughts. She is seeking unspecified damages.


Lawsuit Against Cash Money Records Alleges Liability in Sexua…

Will you be watching "Mistresses Of Atlanta"?

I hope this is so rumor....  When being someone's mistress gets glamourous well a reality show.....
Baller Alert

Are you tired of all of these "Wives" shows? Well, worry not MempHitz (Toya Carter's husband) has you covered! Now you can look forward to "Mistresses Of Atlanta" coming to a TV near you. A pilot is being shot for BET Networks and so far sources say that one of the stars of the show is none other than Drake & Sean Kingston's jump off Maliah Michel. Who's "mistress" was she, you ask? I guess we won't know until the show airs, if it airs.


Word is that there is already fighting (naked fighting) on the pilot and it hasn't even aired yet. This is to be expected when you're dealing with a room full of #2's. One of the cast mates is male, which should make for an interesting twist.


For all those who complained about why all these jump offs are on "Wives" shows, here's your resolution


Role Reversal? Swizz Beatz Goes BALD In Hawaii With Alicia & Baby Egypt!

Alicia Keys and Swiss Beatz are showing you guys there "True Colors" wink..... in this picture.

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Swizz Beatz is rocking a new look--bald and chill. He was spotted shopping in Hawaii with wife Alicia Keys and son Egypt Daud Dean today. And we've got pics of the cute family inside...

After all the Megaupload drama, Swizzy booked it to Hawaii with his fam for some downtime. And he's got a newly shaved head to boot.

Candids: Rihanna and Brandy at the Staples Centre for the 'IMMORTAL World Tour' by Cirque du Soleil in Los Angeles.

Rihanna and Brandy at the Staples Centre for the 'IMMORTAL World Tour' by Cirque du Soleil in Los Angeles.